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Poll: Reagan 58, Obama 42

Texas12 Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 4:12 PM
Reagan lowered the Capital Gains Tax that encouraged fruitful investment. This was a major key in the turn around of the economy. Reagan's policy demonstrated the basic truth behind the Laffer Curve. Sadly, Reagan was not able to convince Tip O'Neill to lower taxes. Along the way, Reagan sent the Soviet Union on its course to the ash heap of history. Of course, he only won 49 states in his re-election bid because he was too much of a gentleman to contest Minnesota.

Stupid, but way too fun to ignore (via the LA Times):

If presidential politics ever involved time travel, President Obama might be in a little trouble. If an election between Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama were held today, 58% would vote for Reagan over Obama, according to a survey of 1,000 Americans age 18 and older conducted by Kelton Research for the National Geographic Channel. Though when the field is narrowed to people ages 18-34 -- those either too young to have known Reagan as president or too young to remember much -- the gap shrinks...